This weekend, ONE and Heifer International will be traveling to Malawi with a delegation of writers and social media influencers who will use their voices to share stories of success and hope with their highly engaged online communities. Through our visits and storytelling, we hope to engage communities on issues that are important to all of us. The team will travel from Lilongwe to Blantyre, meeting with women, farmers and school kids, and visiting health clinics, agriculture programs, and organizations and projects that have benefited from foreign assistance. To engage the online communities during and following the trip, we will conduct interviews, post stories and photographs, include interactive maps and more, using every social media platform available to us – SoundCloud, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, the ONE blog and our individual blogs and communities.
Please follow our trip delegation on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
- Ana Flores @laflowers | @lbconnect
- Ellen McGirt @ellmcgirt
- Heather Barmore @HeatherBarmore
- Jane Maynard @janemaynard
- Meredith Walker @smrtgrls | @meredeetch
- Rachel Faucet @followcharlotte
- Wendi Aarons @WendiAarons
- Karen Walrond @chookooloonks
- ONE Campaign @onecampaign
- ONE Girls & Women @ONEgirlswomen
- Heifer International @Heifer
Our trip is about success – Living Proof — of what is working and why it is important that we continue to support projects that are making a huge, measurable difference for less than one percent of the entire US budget. It is about letting more people know what a tremendous difference the US is making in the lives of millions around the world. And it is about adding thousands more voices to those already letting their elected officials know they support these life-saving programs.
We will see how programs co-funded by Americans, in close partnership with the Malawi government and local community leadership, are helping them with the skills and resources they need to succeed. We will see the power of women on small-scale farms (typically under five acres), who, with the right training and materials, can not only feed their own families, but also achieve true self-reliance and help pull entire communities out of poverty.
We will spend time with women who are strong leaders in their professions, their communities and their country. And through the daily postings of our bloggers, millions of other American moms can share the experience and learn what they can do to help these Malawi moms give brighter futures to their children, their cities, their villages and their country.
Please join us on this trip, share our stories and become part of the ONE Girls and Women Team.